Traffic stop leads to drugs, weapons charges for three Napanee residents

Handgun and rounds seized after traffic stop in Greater Napanee. Photo via OPP.

A traffic stop in Greater Napanee led to drugs and weapons charges for three Napanee residents.

According to a release from the Lennox and Addington (L&A) County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), officers conducted the traffic stop at approximately 2 a.m. on Friday, May 19, 2023, on a vehicle at Donald Street and Bridge Street West, in Greater Napanee.

At the vehicle stop it was determined that one of the two passengers in the vehicle was wanted on an outstanding warrant, police said. During the interaction, police observed in plain sight what was believed to be a controlled substance and scales in the vehicle.

A search of the vehicle incidental to arrest revealed a hand gun, a prohibited 13-round magazine, two digital scales, a small bag and pieces of tinfoil with what was believed to be cocaine in them, according to the release.

Police provided the following list of individuals and their charges, as a result of their investigation:

Mario Catena, age 40, of Greater Napanee was charged with:

  • Unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm
  • Possession of a prohibited device or ammunition
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • Possession of a schedule I substance – cocaine

Paul Wilson, age 36, of Greater Napanee was charged with:

  • Unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm
  • Possession of a prohibited device or ammunition
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • Possession of a schedule I substance – cocaine

Kortney Herrington, age 28, of Greater Napanee was charged with:

  • Unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm
  • Possession of a prohibited device or ammunition
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • Possession of a schedule I substance – cocaine
  • Possession of an identity document

All three accused are currently being held for a bail hearing, polics said.

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